On the Other Side of Fear  Growing Up Amish and My Journey After Leaving

On the Other Side of Fear Growing Up Amish and My Journey After Leaving


  • Author : Twila Joyce Stutzman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1091820678


On the Other Side of Fear Growing Up Amish and My Journey After Leaving Book Description :

On the Other Side of Fear: Growing Up Amish and My Journey After Leaving is a book you won't want to put down. Twila talks about her powerful journey of overcoming fear, a religious mindset and many addictions. Twila has a heart to show people that their past doesn't define their future. She firmly believes that in telling her story, it will give others permission to tell theirs as well....

An Amish Journey to Forgiveness

An Amish Journey to Forgiveness


  • Author : Benjamin Girod
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475963175


An Amish Journey to Forgiveness Book Description :

When Ben and Barbara Girod married in 1973, they had no idea their new life together would be one of shared burdens and blessings, lovely dreams and bitter disappointments. Both products of a strict and conservative Amish upbringing, they sought to know Jesus, and they wanted more than the form and tradition of their Amish upbringing. In An Amish Journey to Forgiveness, author Ben Girod tells his remarkable and unusual story of Amish life, reflecting his painstaking social and spiritual journey over many decades. His responsibilities as a bishop and church leader were manifold as he dealt with the predominant and inherent traditions of the Old Order Amish church. A divine encounter with God brought peace and joy to their lives, but this was soon foll...

Growing Up Amish
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Growing Up Amish


  • Author : Ira Wagler
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781414339368


Growing Up Amish Book Description :

Describes the author's Amish childhood, his departure from his community at age sixteen, his struggles to return to the Amish way of life, and his final aceptance of his own identity and his past....

Why I Left the Amish
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Why I Left the Amish


  • Author : Saloma Miller Furlong
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609172046


Why I Left the Amish Book Description :

There are two ways to leave the Amish—one is through life and the other through death. When Saloma Miller Furlong’s father dies during her first semester at Smith College, she returns to the Amish community she had left twenty four years earlier to attend his funeral. Her journey home prompts a flood of memories. Now a mother with grown children of her own, Furlong recalls her painful childhood in a family defined by her father’s mental illness, her brother’s brutality, her mother’s frustration, and the austere traditions of the Amish—traditions Furlong struggled to accept for years before making the difficult decision to leave the community. In this personal and moving memoir, Furlong traces the genesis of her desire for freedom and educ...

I Was Amish

I Was Amish


  • Author : Malinda Detweiler
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-04-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456869915


I Was Amish Book Description :

I will personally have the chance to help enrich mankind’s knowledge of the Amish and a life of happy choices. I learned how to be a satisfied person fourteen years after leaving the Amish. I know I could have happy moments in either world. Yet I chose to have it away from the Amish where I could also have my own religious freedom. I treasured those moments. My story is told in the events of my life. Yet in the end, all done and said, I never regretted leaving the Amish or learning everything I did. I found the other side of misery. I learned that I believed in self respect and living a whole life which made everything complete....

Plain Faith
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

Plain Faith


  • Author : Ora Jay and Irene Eash
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310336853


Plain Faith Book Description :

This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough? Eventually Ora-Jay and Irene learned that grace—not works—was enough to ensure their place in eternity. But with that knowledge came the realization that they could no longer live in an Amish community that didn’t share this precious belief. Could they sever their connection to the Amish family they loved? This is the story of their journey to the h...

Leaving Lancaster
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Leaving Lancaster


  • Author : Kate Lloyd
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781434704726


Leaving Lancaster Book Description :

Can a splintered Amish family reconcile? More than anything else, thirty-something Holly Fisher longs for family. Growing up in Seattle without a dad or grandparents, she wonders what it would be like to have a heritage, a place of belonging. Holly is furious when her mother, Esther, reveals a long-kept secret: Holly’s grandmother and uncles are still alive and begging Esther to return. And Holly is shocked when she learns that the family she’s never known lives on a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, farm—as part of an Amish community her mother once abandoned. Guilt-ridden Esther, terrified to see her mother and siblings, begs Holly to accompany her on a visit to Esther’s mother before she dies. But can their journey to a conflicting world heal their...

Becoming Dr  Q
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Becoming Dr Q


  • Author : Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520274563


Becoming Dr Q Book Description :

Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist who leads cutting-edge research to cure brain cancer. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California. In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story—from his impoverished childhood in the tiny village of Palaco, Mexico, to his harrowing border crossing and his transformation from illegal immigrant to American citizen and gifted student at the University of California at Berkeley and at Harvard Medical School. Packed with adventure and adversity—including a few terrifying brushes with death—Becoming Dr. Q is a testament to persistence, ha...

Educated
Score: 4
From 143 Ratings

Educated


  • Author : Tara Westover
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443452502


Educated Book Description :

For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her f...

My Amish Story

My Amish Story


  • Author : Rebecca Borntrager Graber
  • Publisher : Aneko Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781622454884


My Amish Story Book Description :

My Amish Story is the story of the last few years of Amish life for the Graber family in the 1990s. It’s about the hurdles of breaking the barriers of centuries, of family circles being broken with no goodbyes, of heartbreak and estrangement, and of the transitions and adjustments to a new way of living. But it is also, and more so, a story of leaving the old and embracing the new, of walking in the blessing of freedom from bondage, and of leaving behind the fear of tomorrow. It is the story of a family living, loving, and laughing their way along the journey of life....